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Three Mile Island - 20 Years Later


Three Mile Island was the site of America's worst commercial nuclear accident. Today, 20 years after the accident, we'll try to assess its impact on the physical and emotional health of people who live here. And we'll explore how this single event changed the course of the nuclear industry and the nation's energy policy.

 

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Published: April 2, 1999

International Proposals For Nuclear Waste Sites
Published: April 2, 1999

Even if nuclear power could be produced without risk of accident and very inexpensively, it would still have a major dilemma: what to do with the radioactive waste.

Nuclear Energy and Climate Change: A Debate
Published: April 2, 1999

Nuclear power was defended and challenged in a formal debate held recently in New York City. We've asked the 2 debaters to summarize their arguments, and here's what they had to say.

Nuke Power: Past and Future
Published: April 2, 1999

Nuclear power is the newest technology to make electricity on a large, commercial scale, and it's probably the most controversial one.

Culture Meltdown
Published: March 26, 1999

Once the immediate danger posed by the accident passed, Three Mile Island became grist for talk show hosts and comedy troupes.

A Resident Reminisces
Published: March 26, 1999

"This little corner of the world has always been a safe and secure haven. The things that happened in the rest of the world did not happen here. And suddenly we were the focus of the entire world. I mean, it was really a change. Forever." -- Bonnie Valentine

TMI Responds
Published: March 26, 1999

With new procedures and safeguards, the odds of another accident at Three Mile Island are extremely low. And so far, only one of many medical studies has been able to point to any lasting health effects. But the credibility of the nuclear industry remains low.

Three Mile Island: 20 Years Later
Published: March 26, 1999

Host Steve Curwood's retrospective report on the day the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of oil, the largest spill ever in the U.S.


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